Monday, August 30, 2010

The Seductive One by Susan Mallery

Review of The Seductive One by Susan Mallery

Published: August 1, 2006

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Of all the Marcelli sisters, the only one who dreams of running the family's winery is Brenna -- and she's about to get her chance. But taking the helm at Marcelli Winery is tougher than she bargained for -- especially when she butts heads with her grandfather, whose Old World ways dictate that a male should inherit the business. In need of some fast capital in order to prove her grandfather wrong, Brenna turns to Nic Giovanni, her family's nemesis. . . . Years ago, she ended her secret relationship with Nic, choosing loyalty to her family over the hot passion they shared. But now he's back in her life, he's loaned her a million dollars, and their feelings for each other are stronger than ever. Brenna must find out for herself: Is Nic the love of her life? Or the schemer who could topple the Marcelli dynasty -- and break her heart?”

The Seductive One by Susan Mallery continues on with the Marcelli Sisters focusing on Brenna and her past love Nic. Brenna and Nic are from two feuding families and have a very Romeo and Juliet love story happening for them. I personally find The Marcelli Sisters Series one that is very addicting, fun, snarky, loveable, and beautiful.

Things I Loved About The Seductive One by Susan Mallery:

Chemistry between Brenna and Nic

Joe’s protectiveness over Brenna

Nic’s inability to really get the whole picture even though in his heart he gets it

Brenna and Grandpa Lorenzo’s arguing over every little detail

Brenna’s knowledge and ability to go on and on about wine

Nic and his very, very bad boy good looks (and motorcycle)

Brenna and Nic’s betraying past and forgiving present

Brenna’s ability to give her heart without thinking about the consequences

Brenna’s determination to get on with her life

Grandpa Lorenzo’s scheme

And the whole Marcelli Clan coming together to get over past feuds and make Brenna happy

The Seductive One by Susan Mallery is a book that can make even the most stubborn readers laugh and share in the joy this story brings. The Marcelli Sisters Series is one I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys being able to experience big family and big loves in huge doses. I gave The Seductive One by Susan Mallery 5 smirks because when I was reading it, I smiled and laughed along with the characters and that is something I never take for granted.


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm a big believer in the power of snark. :)

    Hope you'll enjoy the Fool's Gold series, too! The latest book, Finding Perfect, was released today, and the heroine is quite snarky.

  2. I have actually spent the summer reading quite a few of your books and they have all been wonderful! I started reading the Fool's Gold Series and have a review scheduled for the latest one (which I've already read).

    Thank you so much for commenting and stopping by!